Double Dutch Fold

by Patty Bombyk

Create a unique card fold with a few score lines.


  • One 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock for card base
  • One 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for dutch fold bottom
  • One 4" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock or patterned paper for your layer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Adhesive
  • One large image or die cut of choice
  • Stamps of choice


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock at 5 1/2. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Score the 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/8" and at 6 3/8", like a gate fold card.

  3. Step 3

    Fold the outer panels of your 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock in and decorate as desired. Adhere the center panel at the bottom of the back of the 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock piece.

  4. At this point it should have double folds along the left and right side and at the top.

  5. Step 4

    The bottom of the top fold should line up with the double doors at approximately 3 1/2" from the top.

  6. Step 5

    Decorate the card as desired.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Dutch Fold. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Hi Nancy,
In response to your statement, I too have people that display the cards they receive from me. Knowing that, I made an adjustment to my card. I placed it on a 4.25 x 5.5 fold card. I made 2 sympathy cards and was able to fill every space with scriptures and prayers. I realize that is a lot to do, but it will allow the card to stand on its own for display.
Don't know if that helps, but that is what I did.
Wishing you a healthy and creative New Year.
Brenda  |  Mon Jan 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM
Thanks Paty I had a blast with your tutorial!!!!!!

Have a great day

MARIA DEL ROCIO DE CEBALLOS OLMEDO  |  Mon Jan 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM
SHANNON  |  Tue Jan 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM
I made a pair of these cards & they're just too, too cute! I'm wondering how to keep the card closed... thinking about adding a belly band. Does anyone have suggestions?
BellbrookMama  |  Fri Jan 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Yes, you can open the barn door pieces on the bottom a bit and your card will stand.

BellbrookMama, If you layer your main image over the barn door pieces, it should keep it closed.
Beate  |  Fri Jan 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM
hi im doing the double dutch fold for my school project and i needed to kno how much would it b to purchase all of thje items for this project.
vtibbs  |  Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM
A beautiful but simple card. Great tutorial.
Thank you.
Carole McAllister  |  Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM
Great card I made one but I am having trouble to keep the little flaps closed must be doing something wrong
will look again at your video cheers thanks Lee
Lee  |  Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 1:27 AM
Thank you for this idea! I made a card for my mother. I'll try to post it later.

Thanks again!!
Evette  |  Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM
awesome card fold , one question tho , we dont have the 3/16 on my score thingy can ya help me out with that ? is that 1/4 ?
brif  |  Wed May 23, 2012 at 6:12 AM
Why can't I get the same tutorials every time I log on. I want the Shirt Card tutorials but now there not anywhere I can find.
Thanks Alma
Alma Butts  |  Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Thanks for sharing this tutorial, will try it some day..Have something in mind..

HUgs Blankina
A B  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 5:23 AM
What a beautiful card I really love the way it has been decorated and folded looks so good, will try and replicate it as it is a fold that can be used for many occasions.
Janet Nash  |  Wed Oct 2, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Ohhhhhh, I am definitely on board with giving this a try .... Thanks, Beate!

Bev Gerard  |  Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 4:58 PM
Yikes! And a hearty big THANKS to Patty for the written tutorial! Fabby indeed!

Bev Gerard  |  Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 4:59 PM

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